Messe München has decided to cancel the first summer edition of ISPO China, which was planned to take place in Shanghai on Aug. 20-23, and to postpone the event until the summer of 2007 because it could not persuade some important global brands to commit their budget to the new event in a relatively short time. The Munich fair launched the new project only last Spring, after Messe Friedrichshafen and others, including Knut Jäger, the German outdoor industry veteran, launched Asia Outdoor, a new Chinese specialized exhibition, that will take place in Nanjing on Aug. 21-24. That fair has mustered about 200 exhibitors, mostly Chinese, with a smattering of Western brands including VauDe. Messe München says it is going ahead with the winter edition of ISPO China, planned for March 14-18 in Beijing, where more than 3,000 square meters of exhibition space have already been rented out. Halti, L-Fashion Group, Lowe Alpine, W.L. Gore and Sympatex have signed 3-year agreements with ISPO China.